For a healthy body and mind, Ayurveda suggests that proper digestion is the key. In fact, Ayurveda works on the premise that “all illnesses begin in the gut” and therefore prevention begins in the gut as well. The best way to ensure healthy digestion is to eat well; eliminate processed foods and sugar, caffeine and alcohol, and eat plenty of whole grains, vegetables, fresh fruits and fruit juices, etc.
And of course we try to eat well all the time, but sometimes we need a little additional help! This tea is a definite “must-have” for anyone who is looking to have a healthier, cleaner digestive tract. And it tastes good too! Feel free to drink this throughout the day, up to four cups.
Coriander, Cumin, and Fennel tea
Purchase FRESH coriander, cumin and fennel seeds. To ensure freshness, purchase in the bulk foods section of your natural foods store. About a 1/2 cup of each would be a good start.
Roast equal parts of these seeds for just a few minutes over a medium flame until fragrant. Store in a clean, glass jar.
When ready to make tea, bring to boil 2 cups water. Add 2 tsp (or to your liking) of the tea mix. You can put the tea mix in a tea bag for easier clean-up, or you can simply choose to strain the tea later. Let boil 3-5 minutes, and then cover and steep another 3-5 (the longer you steep, the stronger!).
When done, strain and drink. Feel free to add fresh lemon juice or ginger for an extra boost and flavor! You can also use this mix in your Kitchiri recipe! Just grind the seeds in a mortar and pestal, and a little turmeric and salt, and call it good!